Robert Downey Jr wants nanotech robotics to save the planet IRL

first_img 0 Post a comment Tags Share your voicecenter_img As if we didn’t already love him 3000.  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images In true Tony Stark fashion, Robert Downey Jr. took the stage Tuesday and introduced a high-tech plan to save the world. Downey, speaking at Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas, said the Footprint Coalition will launch in April 2020, Variety reported.”Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” said Downey, who played Tony Stark/Iron Man for more than a decade.  A website for the Footprint Coalition is live with a sign-up form to receive newsletters, though there are few details out yet about the group or its plans. Downey told the crowd that he’s alarmed at the state of the environment and that even making a small dent would be important.  Tech Industry Culturelast_img read more

Copa America 2019 Brazil vs Peru Preview TV listings and how to

first_imgBrazilian team in a file photoFRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty ImagesFive-time World Cup champions Brazil will take the field on June 22 against Peru for their third and final Group-A match of the 2019 Copa America in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A Neymar-less Brazil played out a goalless draw against Venezuela at Salvador. Though their performance was not praise-worthy, three of their goals were dismissed and two of the decisions were taken by the VAR. The Selecao had to face the wrath of the home fans who were booing at the end of the match.Brazil started this Copa America suffering a major setback as their star striker Neymar Jr was ruled out of the tournament just before the oldest continental competition started. Their performance was not up to the standards in the first match, still they won 3-0, with goals from Philippe Coutinho and Everton Suarez. But in the second group fixture, they could break the deadlock. Brazil played the whole match having an upper hand on Venezuela with almost 70 per cent possession but they could not break through the gritty Venezuelan defence. The Yellow and Green brigade’s coach Tite needs to rethink about his strategy and take the match against Peru seriously. Though they have almost confirmed a birth in the knockout stages, still they will want to qualify as the group leader. Gabriel Jesus may get a start in this match in place of Roberto Firmino.On the other hand, Peru played out a goalless draw against Venezuela as they failed to break the deadlock even having a 10-man Venezuela team against them for the last 15 minutes. They defeated Bolivia quite convincingly in their second fixture of the group stage with goals from Paulo Guerrero, Jefferson Farfan, Edison Flores. The Peruvian side will like to upset the hosts and qualify as the group leader. Neymar out of the Copa America due to injury.EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty ImagesThe other match of the day is between Venezuela and Bolivia. After holding the Selecao for a goalless draw in Salvador they will pray that there is a winner in the Brazil-Peru match so that if they win they will qualify for the next stage of the tournament. Bolivia are out of the running so the Vinotinto will have the upper hand in the match.The Brazil-Peru match will start at 4 PM on June 22, according to local time and 12.30 AM, June 23, according to IST. The Venezuela-Bolivia match will start at 4 PM on June 22 according to local time and 12.30 AM, June 23 according to IST.Global TV listings and Live streamTelemundo: USAPremier Sports 1: UKStream: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, ESPN+, Premier PlayerHow to watch in IndiaThere has been a huge disappointment for Indian football fans as the tournament will not be telecast in the country. Fans can watch the live stream by using free VPN services and download apk’s like Navixsport. The application cannot be downloaded from any play store but it is available online for free. It can be downloaded by simply searching on Google. Two search results will come, one for Android and another for iOS. The viewers have to go inside the website according to their requirements, click on free download and enjoy the match.last_img read more

Commission Begins Discussing Texas School Finance Overhaul

first_img Share ILLUSTRATION BY TODD WISEMAN / TEXAS TRIBUNEA special commission has begun discussing how to remake Texas’ school finance system, 18-plus months after the state Supreme Court declared it deeply flawed but still barely constitutional.That ruling spared the Legislature from having to overhaul how Texas pays for educating around 5.3 million students. Instead, many top Republicans backed unsuccessful voucher plans offering public money to children attending private schools.Gov. Greg Abbott then convened a bipartisan group of lawmakers and education leaders which met Tuesday to weigh new ideas before the Legislature next convenes in 2019.Top conservatives chiefly want a system that will cut local property taxes, which have skyrocketed because they pay for the bulk of public school costs.Other members argue that property taxes won’t fall without Texas dramatically increasing state spending on classrooms.last_img read more

No 2 Louisville hosts No 20 Miami on Sunday

first_img Listen She has 12 career 30-point games and 51 career 20-point games. She is averaging 21.1 points per game, which ranks second in the ACC and 12th in the country. She is connecting on 2.8 3-point field goals per game, which ranks fourth in the ACC. She is averaging 23.8 points vs. AP Top 25 teams. She is 89-105 (.848) from the free throw line, which ranks fifth in the ACC. Story Links She recorded her fourth double-double of the season and eighth of her career with 21 points and 13 rebounds at Va Tech. She had 10 points and 12 rebounds vs. UConn, 13 points and 14 rebounds vs. Georgia Tech and 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Nebraska. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 2 Louisville women’s basketball (23-1, 10-1) looks to extend its nine-game winning streak when it hosts No. 20 Miami (21-5, 9-2) on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET in the annual Play4Kay Pink Game. ABOUT THE HURRICANESMiami enters Sunday’s matchup with a 21-5 record and they are 9-2 in the ACC, just one game back of Louisville. Miami ranks third in the ACC with a .451 field goal percentage and ranks second with a .360 field goal percentage defense. Their +8.3 rebounding margin ranks second in the league. In ACC games, UofL ranks first in the league in scoring defense (53.1), field goal percentage defense (.329), and second in 3-pt field goal percentage defense (.236). In the 72-63 win over Virginia Tech last Sunday, Asia Durr (34) and Sam Fuehring (21) combined for 55 of UofL’s 72 points. It marked Durr’s season high in points and Fuehring’s career high. The duo combined to shoot 19-32 (.594), while the rest of the team shot 8-29 (.276) Fuehring is averaging 10.5 points, which ranks second on the team, while shooting 91-168 (.542) from the floor, which ranks 11th in the ACC. Her 6.9 rebounds also lead the team.center_img Junior forward Beatrice Mompremier was named ACC Player of the Week last week after averaging 20.5 points and 12.5 rebounds, while shooting 60 percent from the floor in a 2-0 week for the Hurricanes that included an upset of No. 4 Notre Dame. She had 18 points and 12 rebounds in the 72-65 win over the Fighting Irish, in addition to aiding a Miami defense that limited Notre Dame to its lowest point total and field goal percentage of the season. In addition to amassing her 18th and 19th double-doubles of the season, Mompremier closed out the week by tallying her fifth 20-point game. She ranks seventh in the league with 16.6 points, second with 11.8 rebounds, and ninth with a .550 field goal percentage. She ranks first with 3.8 offensive rebounds per game and second with 8.0 defensive rebounds. She has scored in double figures in 13 of 24 games. In ACC play, she is averaging 9.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. Senior center Emese Hof almost averages a double-double with 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds, while sophomore guard Mykea Gray is the team’s third double-digit scorer with 12.4 points per game, while shooting 46-137 (.336) from deep. Junior guard Laura Cornelius averages 9.9 points, while shooting 39-105 (.371) from deep and dishing out a team-high 4.2 assists. Sophomore guard Kelsey Marshall averages 8.6 points and leads the team in 3-pointers made with 54 (54-140, .386).Series History – UofL is 4-1 all-time against Miami and has won the last four contests. The Cardinals are 2-1 at home and 2-0 at the KFC Yum! Center. Last season, Louisville won 84-74 at Miami. In the two matchups at the KFC Yum! Center, UofL won 63-59 on Jan. 15, 2017 and 68-55 on Jan. 25, 2015.Date: Sunday, Feb. 17Time: 3 p.m. ETSite: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (22,000)Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analystVideo: ESPN2, Pam Ward, play-by-play; Carolyn Peck, analystLast Meeting: W, 84-74 (Feb. 25, 2018 at Miami)Series History: 4-1 (2-1 Home, 2-0 Away, 0-0 Neutral)UofL National Ranking: 2nd Associated Press, 2nd USA TodayPromotion(s): Play4Kay Pink GameFor the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB. Print Friendly Version Watch Durr continues to rack up accolades and recently was named to the Wooden Late Season Top 20, Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Top 10 and a Senior CLASS Award Finalist. She ranks second in program history with 2,228 points and 342 made 3-pointers. Tickets Live Stats After holding opponents to less than 50 points in six of nine games, UofL’s scoring defense has improved from 64.3 to 59.1 points per game and moved from 182 to 64 nationally. During that nine-game stretch, opponents are averaging 50.4 points per game, while shooting .325 from the floor and .263 from 3-point range.last_img read more